All dogs entering the United States require a microchip. *while cats are not required to have a microchip, we highly recommend microchipping for proper identification.
All dogs entering the United States are required to have a valid rabies vaccination upon import. *While cats are not required to be vaccinated against rabies, it is recommended for the well being and general health.
Other Vaccinations or treatments
General health vaccinations are recommended for travel to the United States.
Rabies Titer Blood Test
Rabies Titer is not required for import to the United States.
A health check and certificate endorsed by a government veterinarian within ten days of arrival to the USA is required for all dogs and cats imported to the United States. *While cats are not required to have a valid health certificate for import to the United States it may be an export requirement from your country and the airlines may request one as well.
Import permits are not required for dogs or cats that are imported into the United States as family pets.
Generally, the United States does not ban any breeds of animals, however some states do ban certain breeds, so it is recommended that you check with local state authorities prior to the importation.
There is no quarantine for healthy dogs or cats that are imported to the United States according to proper import regulations.
We recommend you start preparing your dog or cat atleast a month in advance of your planned flight date. Puppies and Kittens may take longer to prepare.
Please note that Hawaii is an exception and has its own regulations not outlined above.
Bringing Pets To USA? Let Us help You
Terminal4Pets posts up to date information reflecting current regulations for pet import to the countries listed to the best of our ability. Country specific import regulations and policies are updated by government veterinary authorities. Noncompliance with import regulations may result in quarantine of pet, denial of import and return to country of origin or euthanasia.
Terminal4Pets will not be liable due to information posted here. Compliance with all import regulations to the destination country is the sole responsibility of the importer.
We recommend using our Pet Flight Management Service prior to flight to consult with our pet flight specialists and to never take unnecessary risks